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HR 2084 PCS

Calendar No. 181

106th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2084

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 28, 1999

Received; read twice and placed on the calendar


AN ACT

Making appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

    That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Department of Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes, namely:

TITLE I

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

Immediate Office of the Secretary

    For necessary expenses of the Immediate Office of the Secretary, $1,867,000.

Immediate Office of the Deputy Secretary

    For necessary expenses of the Immediate Office of the Deputy Secretary, $612,000.

Office of the General Counsel

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the General Counsel, $9,000,000.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, $7,632,000: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, there may be credited to this appropriation up to $1,250,000 in funds received in user fees.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs, $6,770,000, including not to exceed $40,000 for allocation within the Department for official reception and representation expenses as the Secretary may determine.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs, $2,039,000.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration, $17,767,000.

Office of Public Affairs

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Public Affairs, $1,836,000.

Executive Secretariat

    For necessary expenses of the Executive Secretariat, $1,102,000.

Board of Contract Appeals

    For necessary expenses of the Board of Contract Appeals, $520,000.

Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, $1,222,000.

Office of Intelligence and Security

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Intelligence and Security, $1,454,000.

Office of the Chief Information Officer

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Chief Information Officer, $5,000,000.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy and Intermodalism

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy and Intermodalism, $3,781,000.

Office of Civil Rights

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Civil Rights, $7,742,000.

Transportation Planning, Research, and Development

    For necessary expenses for conducting transportation planning, research, systems development, development activities, and making grants, to remain available until expended, $2,950,000.

Transportation Administrative Service Center

    Necessary expenses for operating costs and capital outlays of the Transportation Administrative Service Center, not to exceed $157,965,000, shall be paid from appropriations made available to the Department of Transportation: Provided, That the preceding limitation shall not apply to activities associated with departmental Year 2000 conversion activities: Provided further, That such services shall be provided on a competitive basis to entities within the Department of Transportation: Provided further, That the above limitation on operating expenses shall not apply to non-DOT entities: Provided further, That no funds appropriated in this Act to an agency of the Department shall be transferred to the Transportation Administrative Service Center without the approval of the agency modal administrator: Provided further, That no assessments may be levied against any program, budget activity, subactivity or project funded by this Act unless notice of such assessments and the basis therefor are presented to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations and are approved by such Committees.

Minority Business Resource Center

    For the cost of direct loans, $1,500,000, as authorized by 49 U.S.C. 332: Provided, That such costs, including the cost of modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974: Provided further, That these funds are available to subsidize gross obligations for the principal amount of direct loans not to exceed $13,775,000. In addition, for administrative expenses to carry out the direct loan program, $400,000.

Minority Business Outreach

    For necessary expenses of Minority Business Resource Center outreach activities, $2,900,000, of which $2,635,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2001: Provided, That notwithstanding 49 U.S.C. 332, these funds may be used for business opportunities related to any mode of transportation.

COAST GUARD

Operating Expenses

    For necessary expenses for the operation and maintenance of the Coast Guard, not otherwise provided for; purchase of not to exceed five passenger motor vehicles for replacement only; payments pursuant to section 156 of Public Law 97-377, as amended (42 U.S.C. 402 note), and section 229(b) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 429(b)); and recreation and welfare, $2,791,000,000, of which $300,000,000 shall be available for defense-related activities; and of which $25,000,000 shall be derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund: Provided, That none of the funds appropriated in this or any other Act shall be available for pay or administrative expenses in connection with shipping commissioners in the United States: Provided further, That none of the funds provided in this Act shall be available for expenses incurred for yacht documentation under 46 U.S.C. 12109, except to the extent fees are collected from yacht owners and credited to this appropriation: Provided further, That the Commandant shall reduce both military and civilian employment levels for the purpose of complying with Executive Order No. 12839: Provided further, That up to $615,000 in user fees collected pursuant to section 1111 of Public Law 104-324 shall be credited to this appropriation as offsetting collections in fiscal year 2000: Provided further, That none of the funds in this Act shall be available for the Coast Guard to plan, finalize, or implement any regulation that would promulgate new maritime user fees not specifically authorized by law after the date of enactment of this Act.

Acquisition, Construction, and Improvements

    For necessary expenses of acquisition, construction, renovation, and improvement of aids to navigation, shore facilities, vessels, and aircraft, including equipment related thereto, $410,000,000, of which $20,000,000 shall be derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund; of which $205,560,000 shall be available to acquire, repair, renovate or improve vessels, small boats and related equipment, to remain available until September 30, 2004, $38,310,000 shall be available to acquire new aircraft and increase aviation capability, to remain available until September 30, 2002, $59,400,000 shall be available for other equipment, to remain available until September 30, 2002, $55,800,000 shall be available for shore facilities and aids to navigation facilities, to remain available until September 30, 2002; and $50,930,000 shall be available for personnel compensation and benefits and related costs, to remain available until September 30, 2001: Provided, That the Commandant may dispose of surplus real property by sale or lease and the proceeds shall be credited to this appropriation: Provided further, That upon initial submission to the Congress of the fiscal year 2001 President’s budget, the Secretary of Transportation shall transmit to the Congress a comprehensive capital investment plan for the United States Coast Guard which includes funding for each budget line item for fiscal years 2001 through 2005, with total funding for each year of the plan constrained to the funding targets for those years as estimated and approved by the Office of Management and Budget.

Environmental Compliance and Restoration

    For necessary expenses to carry out the Coast Guard’s environmental compliance and restoration functions under chapter 19 of title 14, United States Code, $18,000,000, to remain available until expended.

Alteration of Bridges

    For necessary expenses for alteration or removal of obstructive bridges, $15,000,000, to remain available until expended.

Retired Pay

    For retired pay, including the payment of obligations therefor otherwise chargeable to lapsed appropriations for this purpose, and payments under the Retired Serviceman’s Family Protection and Survivor Benefits Plans, and for payments for medical care of retired personnel and their dependents under the Dependents Medical Care Act (10 U.S.C. ch. 55), $721,000,000.

Reserve Training

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For all necessary expenses of the Coast Guard Reserve, as authorized by law; maintenance and operation of facilities; and supplies, equipment, and services, $72,000,000: Provided, That no more than $23,000,000 of funds made available under this heading may be transferred to Coast Guard ‘Operating expenses’ or otherwise made available to reimburse the Coast Guard for financial support of the Coast Guard Reserve: Provided further, That none of the funds in this Act may be used by the Coast Guard to assess direct charges on the Coast Guard Reserves for items or activities which were not so charged during fiscal year 1997.

Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation

    For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, for applied scientific research, development, test, and evaluation; maintenance, rehabilitation, lease and operation of facilities and equipment, as authorized by law, $21,039,000, to remain available until expended, of which $3,500,000 shall be derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund: Provided, That there may be credited to and used for the purposes of this appropriation funds received from State and local governments, other public authorities, private sources, and foreign countries, for expenses incurred for research, development, testing, and evaluation.

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

Facilities and Equipment

(AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)

    For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, for acquisition, establishment, and improvement by contract or purchase, and hire of air navigation and experimental facilities and equipment as authorized under part A of subtitle VII of title 49, United States Code, including initial acquisition of necessary sites by lease or grant; engineering and service testing, including construction of test facilities and acquisition of necessary sites by lease or grant; and construction and furnishing of quarters and related accommodations for officers and employees of the Federal Aviation Administration stationed at remote localities where such accommodations are not available; and the purchase, lease, or transfer of aircraft from funds available under this head; to be derived from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, $2,200,000,000, of which $1,917,000,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2002, and of which $283,000,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2000: Provided, That there may be credited to this appropriation funds received from States, counties, municipalities, other public authorities, and private sources, for expenses incurred in the establishment and modernization of air navigation facilities: Provided further, That upon initial submission to the Congress of the fiscal year 2001 President’s budget, the Secretary of Transportation shall transmit to the Congress a comprehensive capital investment plan for the Federal Aviation Administration which includes funding for each budget line item for fiscal years 2001 through 2005, with total funding for each year of the plan constrained to the funding targets for those years as estimated and approved by the Office of Management and Budget: Provided further, That none of the funds in this Act may be used for the Federal Aviation Administration to enter into a capital lease agreement unless appropriations have been provided to fully cover the Federal Government’s contingent liabilities at the time the lease agreement is signed.

Research, Engineering, and Development

(AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, for research, engineering, and development, as authorized under part A of subtitle VII of title 49, United States Code, including construction of experimental facilities and acquisition of necessary sites by lease or grant, $173,000,000, to be derived from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund and to remain available until September 30, 2002: Provided, That there may be credited to this appropriation funds received from States, counties, municipalities, other public authorities, and private sources, for expenses incurred for research, engineering, and development.

Grants-in-Aid for Airports

(LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

(AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)

    For liquidation of obligations incurred for grants-in-aid for airport planning and development, and for noise compatibility planning and programs as authorized under subchapter I of chapter 471 and subchapter I of chapter 475 of title 49, United States Code, and under other law authorizing such obligations, $1,867,000,000, to be derived from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund and to remain available until expended: Provided, That none of the funds in this Act shall be available for the planning or execution of programs the obligations for which are in excess of $2,250,000,000 in fiscal year 2000 for grants-in-aid for airport planning and development, and noise compatibility planning and programs, notwithstanding section 47117(h) of title 49, United States Code.

Grants-in-Aid for Airports

(AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)

(RESCISSION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

    Of the unobligated balances authorized under section 48103 of title 49, United States Code, $300,000,000 are rescinded.

FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

Limitation on Administrative Expenses

    Necessary expenses for administration and operation of the Federal Highway Administration, not to exceed $356,380,000, shall be paid in accordance with law from appropriations made available by this Act to the Federal Highway Administration together with advances and reimbursements received by the Federal Highway Administration: Provided, That $70,484,000 shall be available to carry out the functions and operations of the office of motor carriers.

Limitation on Transportation Research

    Necessary expenses for transportation research of the Federal Highway Administration, not to exceed $422,450,000 shall be paid in accordance with law from appropriations made available by this Act to the Federal Highway Administration: Provided, That this limitation shall not apply to any authority previously made available for obligation.

Federal-Aid Highways

(LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

(HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

    None of the funds in this Act shall be available for the implementation or execution of programs, the obligations for which are in excess of $27,701,350,000 for Federal-aid highways and highway safety construction programs for fiscal year 2000.

Federal-Aid Highways

(LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

(HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

    For carrying out the provisions of title 23, United States Code, that are attributable to Federal-aid highways, including the National Scenic and Recreational Highway as authorized by 23 U.S.C. 148, not otherwise provided, including reimbursement for sums expended pursuant to the provisions of 23 U.S.C. 308, $26,125,000,000 or so much thereof as may be available in and derived from the Highway Trust Fund, to remain available until expended.

Motor Carrier Safety Grants

(LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

(HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

    For payment of obligations incurred in carrying out 49 U.S.C. 31102, $105,000,000, to be derived from the Highway Trust Fund and to remain available until expended: Provided, That none of the funds in this Act shall be available for the implementation or execution of programs the obligations for which are in excess of $105,000,000 for ‘Motor Carrier Safety Grants’.

NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

Operations and Research

    For expenses necessary to discharge the functions of the Secretary, with respect to traffic and highway safety under chapter 301 of title 49, United States Code, and part C of subtitle VI of title 49, United States Code, $87,400,000 of which $62,928,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2002: Provided, That none of the funds appropriated by this Act may be obligated or expended to plan, finalize, or implement any rulemaking to add to section 575.104 of title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations any requirement pertaining to a grading standard that is different from the three grading standards (treadwear, traction, and temperature resistance) already in effect.

Operations and Research

(LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

(LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

(HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

    For payment of obligations incurred in carrying out the provisions of 23 U.S.C. 403, to remain available until expended, $72,000,000, to be derived from the Highway Trust Fund: Provided, That none of the funds in this Act shall be available for the planning or execution of programs the total obligations for which, in fiscal year 2000 are in excess of $72,000,000 for programs authorized under 23 U.S.C. 403.

National Driver Register

(HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

    For expenses necessary to discharge the functions of the Secretary with respect to the National Driver Register under chapter 303 of title 49, United States Code, $2,000,000, to be derived from the Highway Trust Fund and to remain available until expended.

Highway Traffic Safety Grants

(LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

(LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

(HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

    For payment of obligations incurred in carrying out the provisions of 23 U.S.C. 402, 405, 410, and 411, to remain available until expended, $206,800,000, to be derived from the Highway Trust Fund: Provided, That none of the funds in this Act shall be available for the planning or execution of programs the total obligations for which, in fiscal year 2000, are in excess of $206,800,000 for programs authorized under 23 U.S.C. 402, 405, 410, and 411, of which $152,800,000 shall be for ‘Highway Safety Programs’ under 23 U.S.C. 402, $10,000,000 shall be for ‘Occupant Protection Incentive Grants’ under 23 U.S.C. 405, $36,000,000 shall be for ‘Alcohol-Impaired Driving Countermeasures Grants’ under 23 U.S.C. 410, $8,000,000 shall be for the ‘State Highway Safety Data Grants’ under 23 U.S.C. 411: Provided further, That none of these funds shall be used for construction, rehabilitation, or remodeling costs, or for office furnishings and fixtures for State, local, or private buildings or structures: Provided further, That not to exceed $7,500,000 of the funds made available for section 402, not to exceed $500,000 of the funds made available for section 405, not to exceed $1,750,000 of the funds made available for section 410, and not to exceed $223,000 of the funds made available for section 411 shall be available to NHTSA for administering highway safety grants under Chapter 4 of title 23, United States Code: Provided further, That not to exceed $500,000 of the funds made available for section 410 ‘Alcohol-Impaired Driving Countermeasures Grants’ shall be available for technical assistance to the States.

FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION

Safety and Operations

    For necessary expenses of the Federal Railroad Administration, not otherwise provided for, $94,448,000, of which $6,800,000 shall remain available until expended: Provided, That, as part of the Washington Union Station transaction in which the Secretary assumed the first deed of trust on the property and, where the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation or any successor is obligated to make payments on such deed of trust on the Secretary’s behalf, including payments on and after September 30, 1988, the Secretary is authorized to receive such payments directly from the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, credit them to the appropriation charged for the first deed of trust, and make payments on the first deed of trust with those funds: Provided further, That such additional sums as may be necessary for payment on the first deed of trust may be advanced by the Administrator from unobligated balances available to the Federal Railroad Administration, to be reimbursed from payments received from the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation.

Railroad Research and Development

    For necessary expenses for railroad research and development, $21,300,000, to remain available until expended.

Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Program

    The Secretary of Transportation is authorized to issue to the Secretary of the Treasury notes or other obligations pursuant to section 512 of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 (Public Law 94-210), as amended, in such amounts and at such times as may be necessary to pay any amounts required pursuant to the guarantee of the principal amount of obligations under sections 511 through 513 of such Act, such authority to exist as long as any such guaranteed obligation is outstanding: Provided, That pursuant to section 502 of such Act, as amended, no new direct loans or loan guarantee commitments shall be made using Federal funds for the credit risk premium during fiscal year 2000.

Next Generation High-Speed Rail

    For necessary expenses for the Next Generation High-Speed Rail program as authorized under 49 U.S.C. 26101 and 26102, $22,000,000, to remain available until expended.

Rhode Island Rail Development

    For the costs associated with construction of a third track on the Northeast Corridor between Davisville and Central Falls, Rhode Island, with sufficient clearance to accommodate double stack freight cars, $10,000,000, to be matched by the State of Rhode Island or its designee on a dollar-for-dollar basis and to remain available until expended.

Capital Grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation

    For necessary expenses of capital improvements of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation as authorized by 49 U.S.C. 24104(a), $570,976,000 to remain available until expended: Provided, That the Secretary shall not obligate more than $228,400,000 prior to September 30, 2000.

FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

Administrative Expenses

    For necessary administrative expenses of the Federal Transit Administration’s programs authorized by chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code, $12,000,000: Provided, That no more than $60,000,000 of budget authority shall be available for these purposes: Provided further, That of the funds in this Act available for the execution of contracts under section 5327(c) of title 49, United States Code, $800,000 shall be transferred to the Department of Transportation Inspector General for costs associated with the audit and review of new fixed guideway systems.

Formula Grants

    For necessary expenses to carry out 49 U.S.C. 5307, 5308, 5310, 5311, 5327, and section 3038 of Public Law 105-178, $619,600,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That no more than $3,098,000,000 of budget authority shall be available for these purposes.

University Transportation Research

    For necessary expenses to carry out 49 U.S.C. 5505, $1,200,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That no more than $6,000,000 of budget authority shall be available for these purposes.

Transit Planning and Research

    For necessary expenses to carry out 49 U.S.C. 5303, 5304, 5305, 5311(b)(2), 5312, 5313(a), 5314, 5315, and 5322, $21,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That no more than $107,000,000 of budget authority shall be available for these purposes: Provided further, That $5,250,000 is available to provide rural transportation assistance (49 U.S.C. 5311(b)(2)), $4,000,000 is available to carry out programs under the National Transit Institute (49 U.S.C. 5315), $8,250,000 is available to carry out transit cooperative research programs (49 U.S.C. 5313(a)), $49,632,000 is available for metropolitan planning (49 U.S.C. 5303, 5304, and 5305), $10,368,000 is available for state planning (49 U.S.C. 5313(b)); and $29,500,000 is available for the national planning and research program (49 U.S.C. 5314).

Trust Fund Share of Expenses

(LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

(HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

    For payment of obligations incurred in carrying out 49 U.S.C. 5303-5308, 5310-5315, 5317(b), 5322, 5327, 5334, 5505, and sections 3037 and 3038 of Public Law 105-178, $4,638,000,000, to remain available until expended, and to be derived from the Mass Transit Account of the Highway Trust Fund: Provided, That $2,478,400,000 shall be paid to the Federal Transit Administration’s formula grants account: Provided further, That $86,000,000 shall be paid to the Federal Transit Administration’s transit planning and research account: Provided further, That $48,000,000 shall be paid to the Federal Transit Administration’s administrative expenses account: Provided further, That $4,800,000 shall be paid to the Federal Transit Administration’s university transportation research account: Provided further, That $60,000,000 shall be paid to the Federal Transit Administration’s job access and reverse commute grants program: Provided further, That $1,960,800,000 shall be paid to the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grants account.

Capital Investment Grants

(including transfer of funds)

    For necessary expenses to carry out 49 U.S.C. 5308, 5309, 5318, and 5327, $490,200,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That no more than $2,451,000,000 of budget authority shall be available for these purposes: Provided further, That there shall be available for fixed guideway modernization, $980,400,000; there shall be available for the replacement, rehabilitation, and purchase of buses and related equipment and the construction of bus-related facilities, $490,200,000; and there shall be available for new fixed guideway systems, $980,400,000, to be available as follows:

      $10,400,000 for Alaska or Hawaii ferry projects;

      $45,142,000 for the Atlanta, Georgia, North line extension project;

      $5,000,000 for the Baltimore central LRT double track project;

      $4,000,000 for the Canton-Akron-Cleveland commuter rail project;

      $3,000,000 for the Charlotte, North Carolina, north-south corridor transitway project;

      $25,000,000 for the Chicago METRA commuter rail project;

      $2,000,000 for the Chicago Transit Authority Douglas branch line project;

      $2,000,000 for the Chicago Transit Authority Ravenswood branch line project;

      $2,000,000 for the Cincinnati northeast/northern Kentucky corridor project;

      $2,000,000 for the Clark County, Nevada, fixed guideway project;

      $1,000,000 for the Cleveland Euclid corridor improvement project;

      $1,000,000 for the Colorado Roaring Fork Valley project;

      $35,000,000 for the Dallas north central light rail extension project;

      $1,000,000 for the Dayton, Ohio, light rail study;

      $35,000,000 for the Denver Southwest corridor project;

      $25,000,000 for the Dulles corridor project;

      $12,000,000 for the Fort Lauderdale, Florida Tri-County commuter rail project;

      $4,000,000 for the Houston advanced transit program;

      $52,770,000 for the Houston regional bus project;

      $1,000,000 for the Johnson County, Kansas, I-35 commuter rail project;

      $1,000,000 for the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee rail extension project;

      $4,000,000 for the Long Island Railroad East Side access project;

      $5,000,000 for the Los Angeles Mid-City and East side corridors projects;

      $50,000,000 for the Los Angeles North Hollywood extension project;

      $1,000,000 for the Los Angeles-San Diego LOSSAN corridor project;

      $703,000 for the MARC commuter rail project;

      $1,000,000 for the Massachusetts North Shore corridor project;

      $5,000,000 for the Memphis, Tennessee, Medical Center rail extension project;

      $3,000,000 for the Miami-Dade Transit east-west multimodal corridor project;

      $3,000,000 for the Miami-Dade Transit North 27th corridor project;

      $1,000,000 for the Nashville, Tennessee, commuter rail project;

      $99,000,000 for the New Jersey Hudson Bergen project;

      $2,000,000 for the New Orleans Canal Street corridor project;

      $6,000,000 for the Newark rail link MOS-1 project;

      $1,000,000 for the Norfolk-Virginia Beach corridor project;

      $4,000,000 for the Northern Indiana south shore commuter rail project;

      $2,000,000 for the Oceanside-Escondido, California light rail system;

      $5,000,000 for Olympic transportation infrastructure investments: Provided, That these funds shall be allocated by the Secretary based on the approved transportation management plan for the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympic Games: Provided further, That none of these funds shall be made available for the Salt Lake City west-east light rail project, any segment thereof, or a downtown connector in Salt Lake City, Utah;

      $1,000,000 for the Orange County, California, transitway project;

      $20,000,000 for the Orlando Lynx light rail project (phase 1);

      $1,000,000 for the Philadelphia-Reading SETPA Schuylkill Valley metro project;

      $7,000,000 for the Phoenix metropolitan area transit project;

      $3,000,000 for the Pinellas County, Florida, mobility initiative project;

      $11,062,000 for the Portland Westside light rail transit project;

      $2,000,000 for the Puget Sound RTA Link light rail project;

      $12,000,000 for the Puget Sound RTA Sounder commuter rail project;

      $12,000,000 for the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Triangle transit project;

      $25,000,000 for the Sacramento south corridor LRT project;

      $1,000,000 for the San Bernardino, California Metrolink project;

      $7,000,000 for the San Diego Mid Coast corridor project;

      $23,000,000 for the San Diego Mission Valley East light rail transit project;

      $84,000,000 for the San Francisco BART extension to the airport project;

      $20,000,000 for the San Jose Tasman West light rail project;

      $82,000,000 for the San Juan Tren Urbano project;

      $53,962,000 for the South Boston piers transitway;

      $1,000,000 for the South DeKalb-Lindbergh, Georgia, corridor project;

      $3,000,000 for the Spokane, Washington, South Valley corridor light rail project;

      $3,000,000 for the St. Louis, Missouri, MetroLink cross county corridor project;

      $50,000,000 for the St. Louis-St. Clair County MetroLink light rail (phase II) extension project;

      $1,000,000 for the Tampa Bay regional rail project;

      $5,433,000 for the Twin Cities Transitways projects;

      $46,000,000 for the Twin Cities Transitways--Hiawatha corridor project;

      $37,928,000 for the Utah north/south light rail project;

      $2,000,000 for the Virginia Railway Express Woodbridge station improvements project;

      $1,000,000 for the West Trenton, New Jersey, rail project; and

      $3,000,000 for the Whitehall terminal reconstruction project.

Discretionary Grants

(LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

(HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

    For payment of previous obligations incurred in carrying out 49 U.S.C. 5338(b), $1,500,000,000, to remain available until expended and to be derived from the Mass Transit Account of the Highway Trust Fund.

Job Access and Reverse Commute Grants

    For necessary expenses to carry out section 3037 of the Federal Transit Act of 1998, $15,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That no more than $75,000,000 of budget authority shall be available for these purposes.

SAINT LAWRENCE SEAWAY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

    The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation is hereby authorized to make such expenditures, within the limits of funds and borrowing authority available to the Corporation, and in accord with law, and to make such contracts and commitments without regard to fiscal year limitations as provided by section 104 of the Government Corporation Control Act, as amended, as may be necessary in carrying out the programs set forth in the Corporation’s budget for the current fiscal year.

Operations and Maintenance

(HARBOR MAINTENANCE TRUST FUND)

    For necessary expenses for operations and maintenance of those portions of the Saint Lawrence Seaway operated and maintained by the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, $12,042,000, to be derived from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, pursuant to Public Law 99-662.

RESEARCH AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATION

Research and Special Programs

    For expenses necessary to discharge the functions of the Research and Special Programs Administration, $32,361,000, of which $645,000 shall be derived from the Pipeline Safety Fund, and of which $3,704,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2002: Provided, That up to $1,200,000 in fees collected under 49 U.S.C. 5108(g) shall be deposited in the general fund of the Treasury as offsetting receipts: Provided further, That there may be credited to this appropriation, to be available until expended, funds received from States, counties, municipalities, other public authorities, and private sources for expenses incurred for training, for reports publication and dissemination, and for travel expenses incurred in performance of hazardous materials exemptions and approvals functions.

Pipeline Safety

(PIPELINE SAFETY FUND)

(OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND)

    For expenses necessary to conduct the functions of the pipeline safety program, for grants-in-aid to carry out a pipeline safety program, as authorized by 49 U.S.C. 60107, and to discharge the pipeline program responsibilities of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, $36,092,000, of which $5,494,000 shall be derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund and shall remain available until September 30, 2002; and of which $30,598,000 shall be derived from the Pipeline Safety Fund, of which $17,074,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2002: Provided, That in addition to amounts made available from the Pipeline Safety Fund, $1,300,000 shall be available for grants to States for the development and establishment of one-call notification systems, emergency notification, damage prevention, and public education activities, and shall be derived from amounts previously collected under 49 U.S.C. 60301.

Emergency Preparedness Grants

(EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FUND)

    For necessary expenses to carry out 49 U.S.C. 5127(c), $200,000, to be derived from the Emergency Preparedness Fund, to remain available until September 30, 2002: Provided, That not more than $14,300,000 shall be made available for obligation in fiscal year 2000 from amounts made available by 49 U.S.C. 5116(i) and 5127(d): Provided further, That none of the funds made available by 49 U.S.C. 5116(i) and 5127(d) shall be made available for obligation by individuals other than the Secretary of Transportation, or his designee.

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

Salaries and Expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General to carry out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, $44,840,000.

SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

Salaries and Expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Surface Transportation Board, including services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $17,000,000: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, not to exceed $1,600,000 from fees established by the Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board shall be credited to this appropriation as offsetting collections and used for necessary and authorized expenses under this heading: Provided further, That the sum herein appropriated from the general fund shall be reduced on a dollar-for-dollar basis as such offsetting collections are received during fiscal year 2000, to result in a final appropriation from the general fund estimated at no more than $15,400,000.

TITLE II

RELATED AGENCIES

ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD

Salaries and Expenses

    For expenses necessary for the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, as authorized by section 502 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, $4,633,000: Provided, That, notwithstanding any other provision of law, there may be credited to this appropriation funds received for publications and training expenses.

NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD

Salaries and Expenses

    For necessary expenses of the National Transportation Safety Board, including hire of passenger motor vehicles and aircraft; services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, but at rates for individuals not to exceed the per diem rate equivalent to the rate for a GS-15; uniforms, or allowances therefor, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901-5902) $57,000,000, of which not to exceed $2,000 may be used for official reception and representation expenses.

TITLE III

GENERAL PROVISIONS

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    SEC. 301. During the current fiscal year applicable appropriations to the Department of Transportation shall be available for maintenance and operation of aircraft; hire of passenger motor vehicles and aircraft; purchase of liability insurance for motor vehicles operating in foreign countries on official department business; and uniforms, or allowances therefor, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901-5902).

    SEC. 302. Such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 2000 pay raises for programs funded in this Act shall be absorbed within the levels appropriated in this Act or previous appropriations Acts.

    SEC. 303. Funds appropriated under this Act for expenditures by the Federal Aviation Administration shall be available: (1) except as otherwise authorized by title VIII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), for expenses of primary and secondary schooling for dependents of Federal Aviation Administration personnel stationed outside the continental United States at costs for any given area not in excess of those of the Department of Defense for the same area, when it is determined by the Secretary that the schools, if any, available in the locality are unable to provide adequately for the education of such dependents; and (2) for transportation of said dependents between schools serving the area that they attend and their places of residence when the Secretary, under such regulations as may be prescribed, determines that such schools are not accessible by public means of transportation on a regular basis.

    SEC. 304. Appropriations contained in this Act for the Department of Transportation shall be available for services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, but at rates for individuals not to exceed the per diem rate equivalent to the rate for an Executive Level IV.

    SEC. 305. None of the funds in this Act shall be available for salaries and expenses of more than 100 political and Presidential appointees in the Department of Transportation: Provided, That none of the personnel covered by this provision may be assigned on temporary detail outside the Department of Transportation.

    SEC. 306. None of the funds in this Act shall be used for the planning or execution of any program to pay the expenses of, or otherwise compensate, non-Federal parties intervening in regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings funded in this Act.

    SEC. 307. None of the funds appropriated in this Act shall remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year, nor may any be transferred to other appropriations, unless expressly so provided herein.

    SEC. 308. The Secretary of Transportation may enter into grants, cooperative agreements, and other transactions with any person, agency, or instrumentality of the United States, any unit of State or local government, any educational institution, and any other entity in execution of the Technology Reinvestment Project authorized under the Defense Conversion, Reinvestment and Transition Assistance Act of 1992 and related legislation: Provided, That the authority provided in this section may be exercised without regard to section 3324 of title 31, United States Code.

    SEC. 309. The expenditure of any appropriation under this Act for any consulting service through procurement contract pursuant to section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, shall be limited to those contracts where such expenditures are a matter of public record and available for public inspection, except where otherwise provided under existing law, or under existing Executive order issued pursuant to existing law.

    SEC. 310. The limitations on obligations for the programs of the Federal Transit Administration shall not apply to any authority under 49 U.S.C. 5338, previously made available for obligation, or to any other authority previously made available for obligation.

    SEC. 311. None of the funds in this Act shall be used to implement section 404 of title 23, United States Code.

    SEC. 312. None of the funds in this Act shall be available to plan, finalize, or implement regulations that would establish a vessel traffic safety fairway less than five miles wide between the Santa Barbara Traffic Separation Scheme and the San Francisco Traffic Separation Scheme.

    SEC. 313. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, airports may transfer, without consideration, to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) instrument landing systems (along with associated approach lighting equipment and runway visual range equipment) which conform to FAA design and performance specifications, the purchase of which was assisted by a Federal airport-aid program, airport development aid program or airport improvement program grant. The FAA shall accept such equipment, which shall thereafter be operated and maintained by the FAA in accordance with agency criteria.

    SEC. 314. None of the funds in this Act shall be available to award a multiyear contract for production end items that: (1) includes economic order quantity or long lead time material procurement in excess of $10,000,000 in any one year of the contract; (2) includes a cancellation charge greater than $10,000,000 which at the time of obligation has not been appropriated to the limits of the Government’s liability; or (3) includes a requirement that permits performance under the contract during the second and subsequent years of the contract without conditioning such performance upon the appropriation of funds: Provided, That this limitation does not apply to a contract in which the Federal Government incurs no financial liability from not buying additional systems, subsystems, or components beyond the basic contract requirements.

    SEC. 315. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and except for fixed guideway modernization projects, funds made available by this Act under ‘Federal Transit Administration, Capital investment grants’ for projects specified in this Act or identified in reports accompanying this Act not obligated by September 30, 2002, and other recoveries, shall be made available for other projects under 49 U.S.C. 5309.

    SEC. 316. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any funds appropriated before October 1, 1999, under any section of chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code, that remain available for expenditure may be transferred to and administered under the most recent appropriation heading for any such section.

    SEC. 317. None of the funds in this Act may be used to compensate in excess of 320 technical staff-years under the federally funded research and development center contract between the Federal Aviation Administration and the Center for Advanced Aviation Systems Development during fiscal year 2000.

    SEC. 318. Funds provided in this Act for the Transportation Administrative Service Center (TASC) shall be reduced by $10,000,000, which limits fiscal year 2000 TASC obligational authority for elements of the Department of Transportation funded in this Act to no more than $147,965,000: Provided, That such reductions from the budget request shall be allocated by the Department of Transportation to each appropriations account in proportion to the amount included in each account for the Transportation Administrative Service Center.

    SEC. 319. Funds received by the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, and Federal Railroad Administration from States, counties, municipalities, other public authorities, and private sources for expenses incurred for training may be credited respectively to the Federal Highway Administration’s ‘Federal-Aid Highways’ account, the Federal Transit Administration’s ‘Transit Planning and Research’ account, and to the Federal Railroad Administration’s ‘Safety and Operations’ account, except for State rail safety inspectors participating in training pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 20105.

    SEC. 320. None of the funds in this Act shall be available to prepare, propose, or promulgate any regulations pursuant to title V of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act (49 U.S.C. 32901 et seq.) prescribing corporate average fuel economy standards for automobiles, as defined in such title, in any model year that differs from standards promulgated for such automobiles prior to enactment of this section.

    SEC. 321. Notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302, funds received by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics from the sale of data products, for necessary expenses incurred pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 111 may be credited to the Federal-aid highways account for the purpose of reimbursing the Bureau for such expenses: Provided, That such funds shall be subject to the obligation limitation for Federal-aid highways and highway safety construction.

    SEC. 322. None of the funds in this Act may be obligated or expended for employee training which: (a) does not meet identified needs for knowledge, skills and abilities bearing directly upon the performance of official duties; (b) contains elements likely to induce high levels of emotional response or psychological stress in some participants; (c) does not require prior employee notification of the content and methods to be used in the training and written end of course evaluations; (d) contains any methods or content associated with religious or quasi-religious belief systems or ‘new age’ belief systems as defined in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Notice N-915.022, dated September 2, 1988; (e) is offensive to, or designed to change, participants’ personal values or lifestyle outside the workplace; or (f) includes content related to human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) other than that necessary to make employees more aware of the medical ramifications of HIV/AIDS and the workplace rights of HIV-positive employees.

    SEC. 323. None of the funds in this Act shall, in the absence of express authorization by Congress, be used directly or indirectly to pay for any personal service, advertisement, telegram, telephone, letter, printed or written matter, or other device, intended or designed to influence in any manner a Member of Congress, to favor or oppose, by vote or otherwise, any legislation or appropriation by Congress, whether before or after the introduction of any bill or resolution proposing such legislation or appropriation: Provided, That this shall not prevent officers or employees of the Department of Transportation or related agencies funded in this Act from communicating to Members of Congress on the request of any Member or to Congress, through the proper official channels, requests for legislation or appropriations which they deem necessary for the efficient conduct of the public business.

    SEC. 324. (a) IN GENERAL- None of the funds made available in this Act may be expended by an entity unless the entity agrees that in expending the funds the entity will comply with the Buy American Act (41 U.S.C. 10a-10c).

    (b) SENSE OF THE CONGRESS; REQUIREMENT REGARDING NOTICE-

      (1) PURCHASE OF AMERICAN-MADE EQUIPMENT AND PRODUCTS- In the case of any equipment or product that may be authorized to be purchased with financial assistance provided using funds made available in this Act, it is the sense of the Congress that entities receiving the assistance should, in expending the assistance, purchase only American-made equipment and products to the greatest extent practicable.

      (2) NOTICE TO RECIPIENTS OF ASSISTANCE- In providing financial assistance using funds made available in this Act, the head of each Federal agency shall provide to each recipient of the assistance a notice describing the statement made in paragraph (1) by the Congress.

    (c) PROHIBITION OF CONTRACTS WITH PERSONS FALSELY LABELING PRODUCTS AS MADE IN AMERICA- If it has been finally determined by a court or Federal agency that any person intentionally affixed a label bearing a ‘Made in America’ inscription, or any inscription with the same meaning, to any product sold in or shipped to the United States that is not made in the United States, the person shall be ineligible to receive any contract or subcontract made with funds made available in this Act, pursuant to the debarment, suspension, and ineligibility procedures described in sections 9.400 through 9.409 of title 48, Code of Federal Regulations.

    SEC. 325. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, receipts, in amounts determined by the Secretary, collected from users of fitness centers operated by or for the Department of Transportation shall be available to support the operation and maintenance of those facilities.

    SEC. 326. None of the funds in this Act shall be available to implement or enforce regulations that would result in the withdrawal of a slot from an air carrier at O’Hare International Airport under section 93.223 of title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations in excess of the total slots withdrawn from that air carrier as of October 31, 1993 if such additional slot is to be allocated to an air carrier or foreign air carrier under section 93.217 of title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

    SEC. 327. Notwithstanding 49 U.S.C. 41742, no essential air service subsidies shall be provided to communities in the 48 contiguous States that are located fewer than 70 highway miles from the nearest large or medium hub airport, or that require a rate of subsidy per passenger in excess of $200 unless such point is greater than 210 miles from the nearest large or medium hub airport.

    SEC. 328. Rebates, refunds, incentive payments, minor fees and other funds received by the Department from travel management centers, charge card programs, the subleasing of building space, and miscellaneous sources are to be credited to appropriations of the Department and allocated to elements of the Department using fair and equitable criteria and such funds shall be available until December 31, 2000.

    SEC. 329. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, rule or regulation, the Secretary of Transportation is authorized to allow the issuer of any preferred stock heretofore sold to the Department to redeem or repurchase such stock upon the payment to the Department of an amount determined by the Secretary.

    SEC. 330. For necessary expenses of the Amtrak Reform Council authorized under section 203 of Public Law 105-134, $750,000, to remain available until September 30, 2001.

    SEC. 331. The Secretary of Transportation is authorized to transfer funds appropriated for any office of the Office of the Secretary to any other office of the Office of the Secretary: Provided, That no appropriation shall be increased or decreased by more than 12 percent by all such transfers: Provided further, That any such transfer shall be submitted for approval to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.

    SEC. 332. None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be used to issue a final standard under docket number NHTSA 98-3945 (relating to section 656(b) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Responsibility Act of 1996).

    SEC. 333. (a) section 110(b)(2) of the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984 (15 U.S.C. 4109(b)(2)) is amended by striking all that follows ‘research’ and inserting a period.

    (b) section 312 of the Arctic Marine Living Resources Convention Act of 1984 (16 U.S.C. 2441) is amended by striking subsection (c).

    SEC. 334. None of the funds in this Act shall be available for activities under the Aircraft Purchase Loan Guarantee Program during fiscal year 2000.

    SEC. 335. None of the funds in this Act may be used to carry out the functions and operations of the office of motor carriers within the Federal Highway Administration.

    SEC. 336. section 3027 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (49 U.S.C. 5307 note; 112 Stat. 336) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(e) GOVERNMENT SHARE FOR OPERATING ASSISTANCE TO CERTAIN SMALLER URBANIZED AREAS- Notwithstanding 49 U.S.C. 5307(e), a grant of the Government for operating expenses of a project under 49 U.S.C. 5307(b) in fiscal years 1999 and 2000 to any recipient that is providing transit services in an urbanized area with a population between 128,000 and 128,200, as determined in the 1990 census, and that had adopted a five-year transit plan before September 1, 1998, may not be more than 80 percent of the net project cost.’.

    SEC. 337. Funds provided in Public Law 104-205 for the Griffin light rail project shall be available for alternative analysis and environmental impact studies for other transit alternatives in the Griffin corridor from Hartford to Bradley International Airport.

    SEC. 338. section 3030(c)(1)(A)(v) of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (Public Law 105-178) is amended by deleting ‘Light Rail’.

    SEC. 339. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Federal share of projects funded under section 3038(g)(1)(B) of Public Law 105-178 shall not exceed 90 percent of the project cost.

    SEC. 340. None of the funds in this Act shall be available to execute a letter of no prejudice, letter of intent or full funding grant agreement for the Salt Lake City west-east light rail line, any segment thereof, or a downtown connector in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    SEC. 341. Of the funds made available to the Coast Guard in this Act under ‘Acquisition, construction, and improvements’, $10,000,000 is only for necessary expenses to support a portion of the acquisition costs, currently estimated at $128,000,000, of a multi-mission vessel to replace the Mackinaw icebreaker in the Great Lakes, to remain available until September 30, 2005.

    SEC. 342. None of the funds in this Act may be expended to review or issue a waiver for a vessel deemed to be equipped with a double bottom or double sides.

    SEC. 343. Funds provided in this Act for the Transportation Administrative Service Center (TASC) shall be further reduced by $1,000,000.

    SEC. 344. The amount otherwise provided by section 330 for the Amtrak Reform Council is hereby reduced by $300,000.

    SEC. 345. None of the funds in this Act may be used for the planning or development of the California State Route 710 Freeway extension project through South Pasadena, California (as approved in the Record of Decision on State Route 710 Freeway, issued by the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, on April 13, 1998).

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2000’.

Passed the House of Representatives June 23, 1999.

Attest:

Martha C. Morrison,

Deputy Clerk.